2008 -2009 Public Service Law Events, Speakers and Seminars

September 29, 2008 – Gates Public Service Speaker Series

Speaker: Vincent Warren, director of Center for Constitutional Rights

October 7, 2008 – Gates Public Service Law Seminar/Social Justice Tuesday

Speakers: Christina Wong (3L), Michael Geoghegan (2L), Sara Ainsworth (Northwest Women's Law Center), Elizabeth Berris (WA State AG Office)

Public Service Survival Guide: Do you sometimes feel like you are not marching to the same drummer as your classmates?

Octover 14, 2008 – Gates Public Service Law Seminar/Social Justice Tuesday

Speaker: Abby Ginzberg

Documentary Films: A New Approach to Social Justice Advocacy

October 21, 2008

Speaker: Professor Sally Sanford

"The Candidates Prescriptions: McCain and Obama on Health Care Reform"

October 27, 2008 – Gates Public Service Speaker Series

Speaker: Honorable Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

October 28, 2008 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: BLSA
Speakers: Dr. Margaret Gordon (Professor and Dean Emeritus Evans School of Public Affairs), Dr. Amelia Gavin (Professor, UW School of Social Work), Dr. David Allen (Chair of UW Women's Studies Department), Dr. James Gregory (Professor, UW History Department)

History in the Making: Race, Gender and the 2008 Presidential Elections

Novenber 4, 2008 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Outlaws and LSRJ
Speakers: Pam Crone, Lobbyist, (Northwest Women's Law Center), Denise D. Smith, (President the League of Women Voters of Seattle), Christopher Park, (Asst Professor, UW Dept. of Political Science)

Election Day Panel on Gender and Sexuality in the 2008 Election.,/p>

November 17 – Gates PSL Speaker Series

Speaker: Karen J. Hanrahan Vice President for International Peace and Stability at MPRI, an L-3 Communications company

November 18 – Gates PSL Seminar/Social Justice Tuesday

Speaker: Michael Blake, Associate Professor of Philosophy, from the UW Program on Values in Society

Justice Matters: An Exploration of Justice as a Social Ideal

November 25 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by" NLSA
Speakers: Judge Theresa Pouley (Tulalip Tribal Court), Judge Whitener (Chehalis Tribal Court)

Tribal Communities and Tribal Justice

January 13, 2009 Gates PSL Seminar/Social Justice Tuesday

Speakers: Miguel Bocanegra (MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless), Hank Balson (Public Interest Law Group)

Public Interest Practice at Small Firms: What Does It Look Like?

January 20, 2009 Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Federalist Society
Speaker: Michael Bindas (Institute for Justice)

School choice programs and the recently filed Washington case of Deboom v Burgeson

January 27 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Center for Human Rights and Justice
Speaker: Cesar Torres, (Executive Director of the Northwest Justice Project)

The state of Legal Aid in Washington

February 3, 2009 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Student Legal Animal Defense Fund
Speaker: Claire Davis (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati)

Companion Animal Protection Act as well as efforts currently taking place in King County to reform the animal shelter

February 10, 2009 – Gates PSL Seminar/Social Justice Tuesday

Speaker: Heather Jarvis (Equal Justice Works)

Loan Repayment Options and Loan Forgiveness Program

February 17, 2009 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Minority Law Student Association

Speakers: Sunil Abraham (Attorney), Professor Katherine Beckett (Assoc. Professor UW Department of Sociology in the Law Societies and Justice Program), Gloria Hong (Assoc. at Stoel Rives)

Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: Hyperpolicing Seattle's Communities of Color

February 23, 2009 - Gates Public Serivce Speaker Series

Speakers: John McKay, (Seattle University professor and former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington), Hon. Don Horowitz (retired King County Superior Court Judge)

Making a Difference Using Your Law Degree – Featuring a human rights initiative in Rwanda and East Africa

February 24, 2009 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Advancement
Speaker: Xheni Shehu (Joan Fitzpatrick Fellow)

Experiences in Cambodia as the first Joan Fitzpatrick Fellow in Human Rights

March 3, 2009

Speaker: Marty Smith, Managing Director and a founder MetaJure, Inc.

The Increasing Role of Technology, Law Risk Management, New Fee Structures and Non-Traditional Labor in Increasing Access to Justice

March 31 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Greenlaw, Students for Reproductive Justice and the Student Health Organization)
Speaker: Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D

Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment

April 14 – Gates Public Service Law Seminar/Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: WSBA ADR Section and Mediation Clinic
Speaker: Rina Goodman (Mediator), David Black (representing parties in arbitration and litigation), Lish Whitson (mediator, arbitrator and litigator)

"Different Perspectives on Alternative Dispute Resolution"

April 20, 2009 – Social Justice Monday

Hosted by: Immigrant Families Advocacy Project
Speaker: Charles Hirschman, Professor of Public Affairs and Boeing International Professor of Sociology

Immigration and American Identity

April 20, 2009 – Gates PSL Speaker Series

Speakers: Activists and Authors Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton

"Picking Cotton: Our Story of Injustice and Redemption"

April 21, 2009 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: Outlaws
Speaker: Dean Spade, J.D. (Professor at Seattle University, teaching Poverty Law, Administrative Law and Critical Perspectives on Transgender Law)

The role of law reform in transformative social change

April 28, 2009 – Social Justice Tuesday

Hosted by: International Law Society
Speaker: Jay Stansell (Asst. Federal Public Defender

The history of immigration law in the U.S.; and a lawyer's role in the fight for social justice

May 5, 2009 – Social Justice Tuesday

Speakers: Ishbel Dickens, Ashley Greenburg, Marisa Laufer, Casey Trupin

Homelessness & the University
A panel on the university's relation to homelessness and a forum to discuss ideas moving forward.

May 7 – Gates PSL Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker: Cristobal Josh Alex (Program Officer at the Open Society Institute: Democracy and Power Fund)

The Power is in the People: New Models for Civic Engagement and Grassroots Organizing

May 8 – Gates PSL Lunchtime-Seminar

Speaker: Doug Lasdon (Executive Director Urban Justice Center)

An informal chat with Doug Lasdon

May 19 – Gates PSL Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker: Shirin Ebadi (Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Nobel Laureate)

May 28 and 29 - Climate Change and Human Rights Law Conference

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